Swim Club — Not Bound to the Pool

The club held its first CofC Club Swim Sprint Triathlon in what was termed “a true urban fitness experience”.  Seven of the strongest female swimmers faced down this challenge by running the 3.2 miles from the Battery to their practice center at the MLK pool where they completed a 1/2 mile swim and finished with a 12 mile bike ride around Hampton Park.

Another fun club activity the members enjoy is a regular training session in the ocean.  Having lost the on-campus pool, the club initiated a change that is quite impressive.  At the crack of dawn, the swim club rolls up to Folly Beach for a mile run down the beach coupled with a brisk 500-meter swim.  Don’t forget the quick stop at the Dunkin’ Donuts on the ride home and all individuals are back in class by 9:00 a.m.  Now that is a wonderful way to jump start your mornings.

Brown Selected as the New Coach of the Crew Club

Campus Recreation Services is very pleased to welcome Seaton Brown ’09 as the new head coach of the College’s crew club.  Seaton served as the coach for novices the past two years, teaching and coaching students new to the world of rowing.  He helped guide the novices as they learned the ins and outs of rowing, from getting them rowing-ready in the gym through strength and conditioning training to understanding the unique lingo of the sport by rigging shells, identifying strengths as port/starboard rowers, and enjoying the early morning 5000m practices on the Ashley River.

There are some changes on the horizon and Coach Brown is expecting strong head race and sprints seasons over the next year with new looks and a renewed vigor.  The first general interest meeting for those wishing to join the team is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m. in the Admissions Auditorium at 65 George Street.  Any and all are welcome to attend.

All-Rec Summer Access Plan

Not registered for summer classes but still interested in working out?

The All-Rec Summer Access plan runs from May 9 – August 5 and grants access to the CRS recreation facilities.  This plan is available only to College of Charleston students who attended classes during the spring and who have registered for classes during the fall semester.

Pay for the plan at the Treasurer’s Office.  The $30.00 fee will not be prorated later in the summer.

Access to the recreation facilities begins the day following your payment.  Your Cougar Card will be re-activated by the next morning and you may then begin visiting the facilities.  New or transferring students enrolled for the fall semester are not eligible to participate in this plan.

Crew Club Results at Clemson Regatta

The Clemson regatta draws many powerful clubs from the southeast region including some schools with Division 1 teams.  The College of Charleston once again made a strong showing.

Our women’s Collegiate Varsity 4+ entry included 3 sophomores and 2 freshmen who rowed their way to a strong 2nd place finish just behind the Clemson’s A boat.  Allie Tucker, Emma Collins, Sonia Kopel, Sarah Reynolds, and coxswain Colleen Whetzel covered the 2k race in 8:35.30.   Twenty-two teams were entered in the event.

Not to be left out, the men’s Collegiate Varsity 4+, Thomas Slade, James Wilson, Cameron Porter, Aaron Monahan, and coxswain Ellinor Walters placed second overall with a 2k time of 7:40.20, just behind Vanderbilt’s A boat.

— results reported by club captain, Lauren Feder